Wayne State police officer on life support after being shot in head

Collin Rose shot while trying to stop bicyclist

DETROIT – A Wayne State University police officer is on life support after he was shot in the head Tuesday night in Detroit. 

UPDATEWayne State police officer dies after being shot in head

Police said officer Collin Rose, of St. Clair Shores, was stopping someone on a bicycle when he was shot once in his head. Rose was investigating car break-ins in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood. 

A person of interest in the shooting, who is now being called a suspect, was arrested Tuesday night

Meanwhile, Rose underwent surgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He is on life support at the hospital, surrounded by family. 

Rose is 29 years old and engaged to be married next October. He is a graduate of Ferris State University.

Wayne State University offered this message to students Wednesday morning: 

"(Rose) is a member of our canine unit, and has been a member of Wayne State’s police force for five years. But he is more than that. Collin is 29 years old and engaged to be married. He has a fiancé, family and friends, and fellow officers who work with him every day. He is part of our Wayne State community, and we will be here to support him and his family during this difficult time. Please keep Collin in your thoughts and prayers."

Wayne State said none of the school's officers has ever died in the line of duty and it has been 36 years since an officer was wounded by gunfire. 


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